MARC ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA VII SILVER DENARIUS – HISTORICAL ISSUE OF ALEXANDRIA SHOWING THE EGYPTIAN QUEEN ALONGSIDE HER ROMAN HUSBAND – VERY FINE NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN (Inv. 12648)

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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL.  CLEOPATRA VII and MARC ANTONY
Silver denarius, 3.63 g., 18 mm., struck ca. 34 BC likely in Alexandria.
Obv. ANTONI • ARMENIA • DEVICTA, head of Marc Antony right; Armenian tiara in left field.
Rev.  CLEOPAT[RAE REGINAE • REGVM • F[ILIORVM • REGVM], diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right, prow at right.
Crawford 543/1; CRI 345; Sydenham 1210.
NGC graded VERY FINE, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5.  A historical coin, likely struck in Egypt, features for the first time the portrait of a foreign monarch on a Roman coin.   Here, side by side with Antony, her Roman husband, Cleopatra proclaims herself as “Queen of Kings” and asserts the status of her children as “kings.”

 

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